Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Y2K-X International Live Looping Festival GUitAristist? Esplanade Presents: At The Concourse Me & My Guitar – Randolf Arriola - 4 & 6 Oct 10

Hey Guys,

If u guys like the sound of guitars, time to meet one of
the most well-respected guitarists in Singapore.

HE is MR Randolf Arriola!

To me, I feel he is one of the best well-kept secret
musical gems in Singapore where many still don't know about him.
Sounds like we are frogs in a well. Indeed we are...I guess we
Singaporeans are more concerned in making $$$
to survive than to be bothered about our music and
creative industries in Singapore.

If there is anyone who still think that Singaporean musicians
suck, just open up your mind and listen to all his stuff first without
any pre-judgement. Let your brain decide later and let your heart
listen and feel first! :)

If u guys don't know about him,
Randolf has represented Singapore in
the International Live Looping Festival at
Santa Cruz North California USA in 2007.

His performance was greeted with a standing
ovation from the audience and other invited artists
from around the world such as Arild Anderson and Henry Kaiser.
A music performance of Randolf Arriola Live Looping Improv in Santa Cruz (Part 1)
as shown below:



He was invited again this year 2010 for the Y2K-X International Live
Looping Festival in Santa Cruz, San Jose and San Francisco
California USA as a headlining act.

He has submitted some videos to the Boss Loop Station World Championship 2010
where he hopes to enter as a finalist in the competition. Altogether he had submitted
4 videos. Let's wish him all the best and keep our fingers crossed for him to be placed
as a finalist!!!

Here's him doing a cover of "With or Without You" by U2
in his live music looping setting.

BOSS LOOP CONTEST 2010 - RANDOLF ARRIOLA With or Without You (U2 cover) w/ RC-50


Another cover of Teardrop by Massive Attack by him below:

BOSS LOOP CONTEST 2010 - RANDOLF ARRIOLA Teardrop (Massive Attack cover) w/ RC-50



Like what u hear?
Mr Loop Wizard (Randolf) just amazes me with his creative mind.
He has been dabbling with a lot of music effects
and delays gadgets including iPhone with his guitar throughout
his years!

Did I mention iPhone? Yes...u are RIGHT!
He even uses iPhone to make music!
The picture is shown below.
CREDITS: iPHone + Klein Electric Guitar Photo by Randolf Arriola



But of course he is not one who seeks to use iPhone just to look cool.
Ultimately these are just tools to realize his music artistry path and let
his voice in music speak for itself.

U can get to see it in his upcoming free performance in Esplanade.
Details will be shown at the end of the blog post later.

Here's him improvising on spot with his live
looping technique and music gadgets/instrument.

BOSS LOOP CONTEST 2010 - RANDOLF ARRIOLA original improv w/ RC-50



For those who like original compositions, U can view and listen his original composition piece "Take it All Away" below:

BOSS LOOP CONTEST 2010 - RANDOLF ARRIOLA Take it All Away (original) w/ RC-50


Can't get enough of it?
He will be performing live @ Esplande.

Details are shown as below:

Time: Monday, October 4 & October 6 · 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Esplanade Concourse
Cost: FREE!!!


Time to know more about Randolf Arriola's musical background below:

Randolf Arriola is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who specialize in live-looping. Born and raised in Singapore, he taught himself how to play guitar at a young age, and has not looked back since, continuously producing music that stirs the mind, heart and soul. His repertoire includes unique reinterpretations of classics from diverse genres spanning from contemporary to cutting edge experimental, in addition to his original works. Randolf is also an arranger and a producer on top of being a live performer, with a creative motivation to reach out to the audience with music that is created like a fabric interwoven with his personality and creative intentions.

Randolf has also represented Singapore in the International Live Looping Festival at Santa Cruz North California USA in 2007, where his performance was greeted with a standing ovation from the audience and other invited artists from around the world such as Arild Anderson and Henry Kaiser. He was invited again this year for the Y2K-X International Live Looping Festival in Santa Cruz, San Jose and San Francisco California USA as a headlining act.

For his performance for “Me & My Guitar” for At The Concourse series, Randolf will be performing solo, with no pre-recorded material, familiar tunes and original compositions using his live-looping techniques. He will also debut his unique creation: a combination of iPhone and a Klein electric guitar, which he will showcase at the International festival in California USA.

Randolf Arriola Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/the_embryo
Want to know more about live looping? 
Check out the interview "Randolf Arriola Talks Live Looping" by
WalkOnMusic website below:
http://www.walkonmusic.net/2010/09/randolf-arriola-talks-live-looping.html%20

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